Here at Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Safari Camps we have many loyal clients who return to us year after year for advice and support with their safari travel plans.
Below we have summarised just a few of the reasons why they choose us – and why you should contact us when you are ready to plan your next trip.
1. Local Presence in East Africa
With a Head Office based in Nairobi, Kenya, we have a local presence in East Africa and we will take care of you on the ground from the time we meet you at the airport on arrival, right up until you fly home. We can provide a seamless service for all your East Africa accommodation and transport – you just need to add your International flights.
2. Helpful Safari Advisers Also in the USA, Canada, UK, South Africa, India & Australia To Assist in Planning & Booking Your Safari
In addition to our team in Kenya, we also have expert Safari Advisers in our Gamewatchers offices in the USA, Canada, UK, South Africa, India and Australia who will be delighted to assist in planning and booking your safari.
You can liaise with them by telephone or by email. Click here for full contact details.
3. Internationally Recognized
Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps have received numerous international awards in recent years. We have won “Africa’s Responsible Tourism Award” in the World Travel Awards for 2019 & 2018. We won “Kenya’s Leading Safari Camp Brand” for a 3rd time in the 2016 World Travel Awards, we also won “Africa’s Leading Tented Safari Camps” three times and we were “Kenya’s Tour Operator of the Year” in the 2015 Ecotourism Warrior Awards.
Eco tourism Kenya recognised Gamewatchers Safaris as Kenya’s Tour Operator of the Year in 2015 and the Leading Tour Operator in 2013.
Other international awards include the World Travel Market, London Responsible Tourism Award for Best Tour Company in Conservation, the National Geographic rating in the Top Ten Best African Safari Companies in the World, Skal International award for Best Tour Operator & Travel Agent, Kenya Tourism Award for Tour Operator of the Year, and our Porini Mara Camp has been listed by Trip Advisor as one of the Top Ten properties in Africa in 2012-2016.
At home in Kenya, our four Porini Safari Camps have all been certified by Ecotourism Kenya with Gold and Silver ratings putting us at the top of all the safari properties in the country.
Click here for more details of our Awards & Accolades.
There have been numerous programmes and features about us in the international media including the BBC, CNN, the Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Independent, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Adventurer, Travel Africa and many more. To view details of Gamewatchers Safaris in the Press click here.
4. Reliability & Integrity
Gamewatchers has been operating safaris for over 30 years and during that time has established an honest reputation with our clients as well as with our travel trade partners.
Our dedication to high levels of service is rewarded by the positive feedback that we receive, and by the consistently high ratings and excellent reviews that we see on TripAdvisor.
Click here for more information about our TripAdvisor reviews where you will see that we are ranked at the top of their listings.
Gamewatchers is licensed as a safari operator by the Kenya government and is a member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators which requires strict standards of all its members.
You can book and pay for your safari with Gamewatchers using your credit card, Visa or Mastercard, via a secure online payment process. Payment by credit card gives you financial security as your payment is controlled by your credit card company.
5. Support For Conservation & Local Communities
In Kenya, we pioneered the “Conservancy Concept” – the leasing of land to form community-owned wildlife conservancies adjacent to the national parks.
This approach has transformed the areas adjoining Amboseli National Park and the Mara Reserve where wildlife habitat has regenerated, enlarging the area available for wild animals.
Wildlife numbers have increased in these protected areas, with the “Big Five” all evident as well as many rare or endangered species. Visitor numbers to the Conservancies are strictly controlled to avoid over-use of the land, so guests who choose to stay at Porini Camps (within the Conservancies) benefit from premium game-viewing with few – if any – other tourist vehicles present.
The Conservancy Concept has brought financial advantages to the local people. Over 200 members of the local communities are working with Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps, while over 500 families earn a steady monthly income from leasing land inside the conservancies.
Click here to read more about our Responsible ethos and how we support communities.
6. Competitive Prices & Special Offers
As a safari company based in Africa we have very competitive rates which we are able to pass on to our customers and we offer discounts and added value deals so that you have a price advantage when booking with us.
We also feature special offers such as free Nairobi airport transfers and free hotels when you book six or more nights at our selection of the leading camps in Kenya. Click here to see our Special Offers for more details.
And for your peace of mind, all customers booking a safari of 7 nights or more with Gamewatchers receive free membership of the Flying Doctor Service while they are on safari in East Africa – this covers free medical emergency evacuation to Nairobi.
7. Managed by Experienced People
Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps was founded by Jake Grieves-Cook, a long-time safari operator and supporter of wildlife conservation in Kenya who has served on the board of the Kenya Wildlife Service which runs the country’s national parks, and for six years was Chairman of Kenya’s national tourist board.
The company’s Managing Directore is Dr Mohanjeet Brar whose family has lived for 5 generations on the forested slopes of the Aberdare mountains in Kenya’s highlands. Mohanjeet grew up with a keen interest in nature and wildlife. He has a Doctorate degree in Plant Science from the US and is a certified safari guide. Mohanjeet leads the Gamewatchers team whose aim is to try always to provide unsurpassed personal service and to ensure you have a memorable safari.